During the 80s I worked as a psychologist at Mt Wilga Rehabilitation
Centre. This was an Australian Government centre for the rehabilitation of
people after workplace and motor vehicle accidents.
I was responsible for delivering relaxation classes and the
psychological / behavioural part of the Centre's pain management programs.
The attendees were largely manual workers, many of whom were relatively
After much trial and error, I produced a program that seemed to help,
and documented it. It was translated quite widely for non English speaking
Australian workers. That helped me to clarify the ideas in my own mind
(otherwise they wouldn't translate).
The Pocket Pain Program is a year 2000 revision of that 1984 course
manual, aimed this time at people with reasonable English. I produced it with the help of Dr Robin
Mitchell, occupational health physician.
Download The Pocket Pain Program
PDF (33 KB). Print it double sided, then fold
as a brochure.